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News Briefs for January 23, 2017

•Three Pacific Northwest wholesalers—Click Wholesale Distributing, Craig Stein Beverage and the Odom Corporation—are joining forces to create Northwest Beverages LLC, a distributor of craft/specialty beer, wine and spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 23, 2017

Johnson Brothers Enters New York Market

Johnson Brothers is entering the New York market, shaking up a distribution tier that’s been dominated by two players—Empire Merchants and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits—for the past decade. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 19, 2017

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Is Born As Mega-Deal Is Completed

Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer’s Inc. have closed on their merger deal, officially creating Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 30, 2016

Claiming Unfair Treatment, Buffett’s McLane Sues To Enter Texas

McLane Co., the mammoth food and drinks distributor owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has filed a federal lawsuit in Austin claiming that the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is unfairly barring it from distributing beverage alcohol in the Lone Star State. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 28, 2016

RNDC Indicted On Federal Smuggling Charges, But CEO Proclaims Company’s Innocence

Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), the country’s second-largest spirits and wine wholesaler, has been indicted on federal liquor smuggling charges, but RNDC president and CEO Tom Cole insists the company—and the three employees who were also indicted—are innocent. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 25, 2016

Interview: Danny Wirtz, Vice Chairman, Breakthru Beverage Group

In October of last year, two of the leading U.S. spirits and wine distributors—Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) and Wirtz Beverage Group (WBG)—joined forces to create Breakthru Beverage Group, a distribution giant with operations in 16 states and yearly revenue of well more than $5 billion. Danny Wirtz, who had been president of Wirtz Beverage, was appointed vice chairman of Breakthru, and has since been driving the integration of CSG and WBG into the new entity. He recently sat down with SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach to discuss how the deal came about, the integration process and what lies ahead for Breakthru. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 19, 2016

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